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Table overhang past apron?

If you were to build a simple work table and you wanted to have the top overhang past the apron a little ways so that you could clamp stuff to the top, how much of an overhang past the apron would you go? I'm thinking somewhere around 4 inches, but maybe there should be more; I don't know for sure.
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I don't think there is a standard. Whatever works for you. I prefer a short overhang, but my bench has an open top on the long side for access.

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Purely a matter of personal preference.

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Mine only has a 2" overhang. I sort of wish it was 3"-4" to be able to put clamps further over the surface of the table instead of just against the very edge.
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I think 4" sounds good. I don't think I would make it any more. If the top is 3/4" thick and you drop something heavy on it you might break the top if it was extended further.
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How big are your clamps? I'd say you should make the overhang long enough to put your deepest clamps all the way in... that gives the most flexibility in clamping.
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I would build mine with a 3" overhang. That will work with your clamps.

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How big are your clamps? I'd say you should make the overhang long enough to put your deepest clamps all the way in... that gives the most flexibility in clamping.
You bring up an interesting point. Since my clamps have a throat depth of 2.5 inches, having a table top overhang of 6 inches past the apron would make no sense. Thank you for making that so apparent.


As for the rest of you, thank you so much for all your replies.


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You bring up an interesting point. Since my clamps have a throat depth of 2.5 inches, having a table top overhang of 6 inches past the apron would make no sense. Thank you for making that so apparent.


As for the rest of you, thank you so much for all your replies.


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No problem. Just remember you may get deeper clamps some day, and don't forget you need to get your fingers in to adjust the clamps.
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